Allow To Skype Business Users To Be Contacted and Searched By External Skype Users RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi guys, 

    How do I allow regular/personal free external Skype users to locate my Business skype account / name ? 

    I just tried to locate my business Skype account by using a  personal free Skype account and I couldn't locate it. I tried to search by using my onmicrosoft.com email address / full name / reg email address and etc'...

    I'm looking forward to hearing from you...thanks a lot for your help!



    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:11 PM

All replies

  • Hi Michush,

    For onprem deployment you need to provision your FQDN of your edge server at the website https://pic.lync.com/

    you need also configure additionally some settings in your onprem deployment:


    If it is in Skype for Business Online:

    Go to Admin Center - Admin Centers - Skype for Business - Organization - External Communication - enable communication with public provider.



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    • Proposed as answer by Er-D Thursday, May 18, 2017 9:41 AM
    Wednesday, May 17, 2017 1:50 PM
  • Hi Michush83,

    In addition to above suggestions, we could refer to the following link to federate Skype for business online with public Skype as the following link:


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    • Proposed as answer by jim-xu Friday, June 2, 2017 2:49 AM
    Wednesday, May 24, 2017 12:03 PM